Herbert “Herb” Carter, Miami native and 1956 graduate of Booker T. Washington (B.T.W.) High School excelled for close to three decades as a corporate executive at IBM and the Siemens Corporation. Just a couple of weeks prior to his death on Oct. 10, 2015, in Atlanta, Ga., Carter fulfilled his plan to establish an endowed scholarship fund “…to finance college education for future high school graduates at his alma mater, B.T.W. High School in Over-town Miami.”
Carter selected the B.T.W. High School Foundation, Inc. (“the Foundation”) as recipient of his gift of 120k which the Foundation will use to fund scholarships for future B.T.W. graduates with career interests primarily in math and science. The Foundation, a 501(C)(3) entity, established in 2003, funds scholarships to B.T.W. seniors for up to a four year period. It also provides annual grants to the B.T.W. administration and Teacher of the Year, for academic purposes.
John D. Glover, Ph.D, president and CEO of the Foundation, reflecting on the unprecedented Carter gift, commented, “Herb Carter was a dear and special friend who was passionate about the future of B.T.W. and its students, especially those interested in math and science, wanted to set a standard for others to follow.”